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Near Susanville in Lassen County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Peter Lassen Grave

 
 
Peter Lassen Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
1. Peter Lassen Grave Marker
Inscription.
In memory of
Peter Lassen
the pioneer who
was killed by
the Indians
April 26, 1859
Aged 66 years

 
Location. 40° 21.06′ N, 120° 38.389′ W. Marker is near Susanville, California, in Lassen County. Marker can be reached from Wingfield Road. Click for map. The marker is on Wingfield Road via Richmond Road, 5 miles SE of Susanville. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2550 Wingfield Road, Susanville CA 96130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Migration of Peter Lassen (a few steps from this marker); Peter Lassen In California (a few steps from this marker); Burial of Peter Lassen (a few steps from this marker); Lassenís Bosquejo Rancho (a few steps from this marker); Birth of Peter Lassen (a few steps from this marker); Richmond (approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Susanville Railroad Depot (approx. 4.3 miles away); Lassen County Courthouse (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Susanville.
 
More about this marker. This is the fifth in a series of six markers. These should be reviewed in the following order:
1. Birth of Peter Lassen
2. Migration of Peter Lassen
3.
Peter Lassen Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
2. Peter Lassen Grave Marker
The "new" marker, placed in 1917
Peter Lassen In California
4. Lassenís Bosquejo Ranchero
5. Peter Lassen Grave
6. Burial of Peter Lassen
 
Regarding Peter Lassen Grave. On June 14, 1862, the local Masonic Lodge placed a ten-foot tall stone marker on Lassenís grave. By the early 1900s, a portion of that monument had deteriorated. In 1917, after a year and half long campaign to raise funds, a new Lassen monument was erected next to the old one.

Registered California Landmark No. 565
 
Also see . . .
1. Peter Lassen - California Naturalist. Information on Peter Lassen and his importance to California History (Submitted on August 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Peter Lassen Grave. The tree mentioned in this article is called a Ponderosa Pine. However in other articles it is referred to as a Giant Sequoia. Since this area is in a Ponderosa Pine Forest area, and Sequoias are found south of this area in the Central Sierra Nevada Mountains, it would make more sense that this was in fact a Ponderosa. (Submitted on August 17, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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Peter Lassen Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
3. Peter Lassen Grave Marker
The original marker, placed on June 14, 1862 The two smaller grave markers on the ground next to the marker belong to Edward Clapper, who was also killed, and Joseph Lynch, a friend of Peter Lassen
Edward Clapper Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
4. Edward Clapper Grave Marker
Joseph Lynch Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
5. Joseph Lynch Grave Marker
Plaque at entrance to cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
6. Plaque at entrance to cemetery
Plaque at entrance to cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 11, 2008
7. Plaque at entrance to cemetery
Peter Lassen image. Click for full size.
April 11, 2008
8. Peter Lassen
From Kiosk at Entrance to Cemetery
 
 
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